The BEST Hotels in Asheville, NC: 16 Top Picks and Why

If you are looking for the best hotels in Asheville, NC, but are tired of sifting through hundreds of hotel options, let us help! This article shares our top picks of where to stay in Asheville and what makes each so special.

Whether you’re looking for a fancy luxury hotel or a quirky boutique hotel, Asheville has no shortage of options that are as diverse and eclectic as the city’s residents. We wrote this guide to point you in the right direction for where to stay for your next Asheville adventure.

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Asheville’s popularity as a vacation destination has grown in recent years, and the hotel industry has responded by meeting the needs of travelers with a wide variety of world-class hotels.

You’ll find everything from a new luxury hotel with a rooftop bar to historical Bed & Breakfasts, chic A-Frame cabin rentals, and the iconic Grove Park Inn. This guide shares the ins and outs of the best of the best. Let’s get to it!

The Restoration

The Restoration is one of the newest additions to Asheville’s hotel scene, and you will be blown away by what this hotel has to offer. The property is stunning from its high ceilings, natural light and meticulously outfitted rooms.

With only 60 rooms it definitely qualifies as a luxury boutique hotel where there is a personalized focus on each guest. You’ll feel the attention to detail with their Gilchrist & Soames bath products and bathrobes in each room.

The dining and entertainment venues offered at The Restoration are second to none with the stylish rooftop bar The Observatory, the farm-to-table restaurant The Exchange, a basement speakeasy bar and an in-house coffee shop.

The Restoration

The Restoration is centrally located in a recently renovated space across the street from Pritchard Park on Patton Avenue. From here you’re just steps away from the S&W Market food hall, Red Ginger for excellent Chinese dumplings, Mayfel’s for a great brunch and so much more.

What is especially striking about The Restoration is the showstopping decor throughout. Whether it’s the cool decor and funky books in the library, the high ceilings in their on-site restaurant or the natural light at their Observatory bar, you are bound to be impressed.

The Inn on Biltmore Estate

What is more iconic than a stay at Asheville’s Biltmore Estate? The Inn on Biltmore Estate will greet you with spectacular mountain views and high-end amenities throughout. From their luxuriously appointed rooms to their world-class spa and outdoor heated pool you will feel like you’re living like a Vanderbilt.

The Biltmore Company

Situated within Antler Hill Village on the Biltmore Estate, a stay at The Inn will give you access to the entire Biltmore gardens and grounds. You’ll have to purchase a separate ticket for touring the Biltmore House, though.

There are four-star dining options at the Inn on Biltmore Estate as well as several other restaurants throughout the Biltmore Estate.

If you are looking for a more casual stay at the Biltmore, check out the Village Hotel. There are also several hotels near the Biltmore Estate that aren’t on the property.

Exterior of The Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

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The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Omni Grove Park Inn is a resort-style hotel of historic significance and a landmark in Asheville. This well-known hotel is located on a huge property that boasts rooms and restaurants with spectacular views of Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

One of its most luxurious features is the award-winning spa which is only available to overnight guests. With 43,000 square feet of subterranean tranquility, you are sure to come out relaxed and rejuvenated.

Omni Grove Park Inn

The Grove Park Inn also has a Donald Ross-designed golf course on site. Make sure you book your tee time to get a round in!

There are plenty of dining options at the Grove Park Inn with at least six restaurants, bars and coffee shops. The Sunset Terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy an evening with a casual bite and drinks or enjoy a delicious meal at Vue 1913, Western NC’s only AAA Four Diamond restaurant.

Front exterior of The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC.

The Omni Grove Park Inn

290 Macon Avenue | North Asheville

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Kimpton Hotel Arras

The Kimpton Hotel Arras is located as close to the center of the action as it gets at the corner of Patton Avenue and Biltmore Avenue. This highrise hotel has 127 rooms with breathtaking views of the city and surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.

From their location, you are within walking distance to everything in downtown Asheville, from the fine-dining restaurants of Asheville like Curate and Posana to the shops on Lexington Ave.

The Kimpton Hotel Arras has a Mediterranean + Italian-inspired restaurant Bargello that is a great option for dining. You’ll find a variety of delicious Italian dishes, a daily breakfast and a great weekend brunch with incredible donut holes!

Kimpton Hotel Arras

The amenities offered at The Hotel Arras can’t be beat. They offer spa services through Asheville’s Urban Exhale Massage Spa, available in the hotel’s dedicated massage room or from the comfort of your own room.

They also have a state-of-the-art fitness center with all the essential gym equipment including Peloton bikes. And even better, they have bikes available to borrow for exploring the city.

If you happen to be traveling with a pet, you’ll be happy to hear that pets stay free at the Kimpton Hotel in Asheville. Kimpton also offers extras for your pet and complimentary access to Wag! Premium services if you’re in need of a dog walker. It’s a top pick for places to stay with pets in Asheville.

Exterior of the Kimpton Hotel Arras in Asheville, NC.

Kimpton Hotel Arras

7 Patton Avenue | Downtown

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Blind Tiger

You will live like a local in the awesome Blind Tiger Hotel housed in a beautifully renovated residence in North Asheville. Each of the 14 rooms, including a standalone cottage, at The Blind Tiger is unique and beautifully appointed.

Blind Tiger

As far as food goes, they offer a complimentary toast and yogurt bar in the mornings. They also have locally sourced snacks and beverages available, and you can borrow picnic blankets and baskets as needed. Blind Tiger does not have a restaurant on the premises.

You’ll easily be able to walk to all the Charlotte Street establishments Asheville is known for including Liberty Cafe, OWL Bakery, Bone and Broth, Taco Temple and Jettie Rae’s Oyster House to name a few.

Blind Tiger was recently acquired by Lark Hotels and was previously the 1889 Whitegate Inn.

Wrong Way River Lodge & Cabins

While multiple A-Frame cabins on a campground may not scream ‘best hotel in Asheville’, we disagree! We think it’s the perfect destination for outdoor lovers looking for a basecamp for their adventures. It has an Airbnb feel because there are separate units, but it operates more like a hotel.

Wrong Way

You can’t miss their iconic A-frame cabins as you drive along Amboy Road on the French Broad River. The property is set up to mimic a campground, with individual cabins in place of tents and community areas at The Lodge and The Meadow. You’ll get a fun camp feel but with the luxuries of a hotel suite with queen beds and private bathrooms.

Grand Bohemian Hotel

One of Asheville’s most sought-after hotels, The Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville is a gorgeous Tudor-style hotel located just outside the gates of the Biltmore Estate in Biltmore Village. As you walk into the lobby you will feel like you are in an old-world hunting lodge complete with large fireplaces and wood paneling.

Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville

Treat yourself to a spa appointment at their on-site Poseidon Spa or exercise in their state-of-the-art fitness center.

There are excellent dining options at the Grand Bohemian Hotel. The Red Stag Grill is their on-site fine dining restaurant. You can reserve a table here. Black Forest Wine Room is also on-site and can be booked for private dining.

The Foundry Hotel

The Foundry Hotel definitely belongs on the list of best hotels Asheville has to offer. Located in The Block neighborhood of Asheville it’s a bit off the tourist path on the east side of town. But don’t let that deter you! It’s situated just one block east of Biltmore Ave and one block south of Pack Square. The Foundry is really close to local favorites like Chestnut, Rhubarb and Limones. 

Located in a historic steel factory, the brick walls and huge factory windows throughout give The Foundry a historic industrial luxury feel. The rooms and suites are beautifully appointed and offer a sanctuary of comfort, complete with locally sourced furnishings and curated artwork.

The outdoors of the property is one of our favorite parts. There is a lot of green space and it feels like an oasis in the city.

In addition to beautiful lodging, The Foundry offers a top-notch dining experience whether you’re a hotel guest or not. Their onsite restaurant Benne on Eagle is an excellent option for both brunch and dinner.

If you are looking for an evening cocktail, you can head to Workshop Lounge. And if you’re in need of a great coffee house, PennyCup Coffee Co is located just around the corner.

As a member of the Curio Collection by Hilton you can earn Hilton Honors points with a stay at The Foundry.

Aerial view of the Foundry Hotel in Asheville, NC.

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Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park

Located in South Asheville’s Biltmore Park Town Square, you will find Asheville’s only Hilton Hotel. The convenience of the shopping, dining and amenities afforded at Biltmore Park make it a perfect place to set up base camp while visiting Asheville.

Located just off I-26, it is easily accessible by car and just one exit from the Asheville airport. As a LEED-certified hotel, The Hilton Asheville is located in a modern building where sustainability was at the forefront during the design process.

On site, you will find locally owned restaurant Fork Lore which serves up breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner daily. Just outside the hotel, you will find several of Asheville’s favorite restaurants, including Nine Mile and Luella’s Bar-B-Que. We especially love getting Luella’s when in need of an easy takeout dinner.

The Hilton Asheville offers plenty of amenities including an indoor pool and spa. The locally owned Sensibilities Day Spa is located inside the hotel and offers massages, skincare and nail services.

Aerial view of the Hilton Hotel in Asheville, NC.

Windsor Boutique Hotel

The Windsor Boutique Hotel boutique is an all-suite hotel in the heart of Asheville. Situated on Broadway just a block from Rowan Coffee and Old Europe Pastries (both so good!!) and across from Strada Italian you will be in the perfect location to explore all that Asheville has to offer.

Each of the Windsor’s 14 luxury suites includes separate bedrooms and living rooms. They are also all equipped with a washer/dryer and a fully equipped kitchen making it feel like a home away from home.

Each room is uniquely appointed with different furnishings and varying layouts, so you can pick the right fit for you when booking. Depending on the setup, the suites at Windsor can accommodate four to six people.

Spa services are available from C&Co Skincare and Spa located on the ground floor of the building and can be given at their spa or in the room.

Haywood Park Hotel

The Haywood Park Hotel is located in the historic Bon Marche department store building in the heart of Asheville. It is just across the street from Wall Street’s restaurant, a block away from the Grove Arcade and anchored by Isa’s French Bistro, which is the perfect spot for lunch in downtown Asheville. There are a few seats on the sidewalk and it has an old-world romantic feel.

The Haywood Park Hotel has a fun retro feel with huge bright rooms. Some have a European style and others have a midcentury modern aesthetic. It’s a pretty cool hotel and in an excellent location in Asheville.

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Aloft Hotel

The Aloft Hotel in Asheville’s downtown is another of the best hotels in town. It’s in a great location and has a parking garage, an on-site restaurant and the rooftop W XYZ bar. They also have an outdoor pool (open mid-May to October) and a 24/7 gym and pets stay free!

Located on Biltmore Ave it is near many of the darlings of Asheville’s restaurant scene and just a few blocks away from the South Slope Brewing District.

We recommend staying at Aloft when you are in town for a show at the Orange Peel. It’s also really close to Wicked Weed Brewing Pub (the perfect brewery to spend an afternoon), Mamacita’s for a quick burrito and Cúrate for a fun Tapas dinner.

Aloft is a member of the Marriott hotel group so you can use or earn rewards during your stay. It’s a top pick of ours if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Asheville with kids.

Exterior of The Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville

Aloft Hotel Downtown

51 Biltmore Avenue | Downtown

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Cambria Hotel

The Cambria Hotel Asheville is a stylish contemporary located in Asheville’s city center. It’s close to so many popular Asheville destinations– an awesome food hall, the restaurants + shops at the Grove Arcade, Woolworth Walk, Chai Pani, the famous Flat Iron sculpture and more. It’s an excellent home base for your Asheville trip.

While you can easily explore from Cambria, you may also want to plan some time to just stay put. The rooms are clean and modern and there are breathtaking panoramic views of the skyline and mountains from the rooftop terrace.

Definitely plan to dine at the on-site Hemingway’s Cuba for delicious Caribbean and American flavors. It’s a rooftop restaurant with mountain views and an excellent weekend brunch.

Exterior of Cambria Hotel in downtown Asheville

Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville

15 Page Avenue | Downtown

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Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate

While there are multiple hotel properties on the Biltmore Estate, we recommend the Village Hotel when visiting the Biltmore with kids. It’s definitely the most approachable and is also just next door to Antler Hill Village, which we consider the most kid-friendly part of the Biltmore. This is where you’ll find the playground and ice cream shop.

The Biltmore Village Inn combines the Southern charm you’d expect with family-friendly hospitality. The inn’s expansive gardens and outdoor spaces provide ample room for children to explore and play. The Biltmore Village Inn is a charming retreat that caters to the needs of families.

As far as dining goes, there are several restaurants on the Biltmore Estate. To dine there, you must have a daytime ticket, annual pass or be a guest of one of their overnight properties. You’ll find everything from a pub to fine dining to a bake shop and more.

Village Hotel on the Biltmore Estate

Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate

207 Dairy Road | Biltmore Estate

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Princess Anne Hotel

If you are looking for the charm of a B&B but the feel of a hotel, consider a stay in the 16-suite 1920s-era Princess Anne Hotel. It’s located in the Charlotte Street neighborhood just north of Downtown Asheville.

The property will take you back to a simpler time in the quiet neighborhood setting, with a quaint on-site restaurant and a peaceful garden. There’s even an old elevator and creaky floors— it’s a historical site, after all!

Princess Anne Hotel

One of the highlights of the Princess Anne Hotel is its inviting common areas. The elegant dining room serves a complimentary gourmet breakfast each morning, featuring a selection of freshly prepared dishes using locally sourced ingredients.

Guests can relax in the cozy library, complete with a fireplace and a collection of books, or unwind on the spacious veranda, overlooking the beautifully landscaped gardens.

Be sure to enjoy their complimentary afternoon wine and hor d’oeuvres in the afternoons. And if you are local, North Carolina residents can enjoy a 10% discount on available rooms and suites.

AC Hotel by Marriott

If you’re looking for a chic hotel in downtown Asheville, look no further than the AC Hotel. With an elegant contemporary design, the hotel offers a sophisticated, cosmopolitan experience in downtown Asheville.

The hotel’s sleek and modern aesthetic extends from the lobby to the stylishly appointed guest rooms, where comfort meets minimalist sophistication. You’ll find a fitness center on-site, and pets are allowed for an additional fee.

Guests can unwind on the rooftop bar and restaurant Capella on 9, enjoying a panoramic view of the city and indulging in tapas and handcrafted cocktails. They serve daily breakfast at Capella on 9 and have live music often.

One thing that always stands out to us about the AC Hotel is its big city, sophisticated feel. It has less of an Asheville feel, though that’s not a bad thing! It’s very nice and worth a stay.

The AC Hotel is a member of the Marriott hotel group so you can use or earn rewards during your stay. 

Exterior of The AC Hotel in downtown Asheville

AC Hotel By Marriott

10 Broadway Street | Downtown

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We hope this guide helps point you in the right direction for where to stay. Make sure to check out our recommendations for a first trip to Asheville and our perfect weekend in Asheville itinerary if you need help planning your trip.

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